I was never interested in history when I was in school; however, as I am getting older, I have picked up the liking for the subject.
Probably, I will attribute my initial dislike to history to teacher the way she taught it. She used to make us read the chapters only to remember exactly whatever she asked us to write, so we read them by heart to get good marks in the exams. We used to bend upon the sheaf of papers, with disinterest, pan faced, held those hand written notes and if at any point we missed; she grimaced her face, and screamed that we all will get a big zero in the written test. So, I was scared of it and continued.
Well, things changed over time when I started my journeys to visit places. Started reading the background of the place, how the people in those days lived, behaved, and interacted. The most interesting part of the visits, are when I look at the monuments, the forts and the architecture with complete astonishment ...how on earth could they build them with such accuracy without computers, engineering tools available today...probably took days to create them.